The distant sound of a garbage truck. The merry tweeting of birds. The low hum of rubber on road. It’s raining ever-so-lightly but still another glorious morning on the bike where life could barely be better. Until the crash. It’s my fifth ever. But the fourth in the just seven weeks and it’s fair to … More Crash course
If you haven’t come across this site before, Global Cycling Network is a goldmine of useful info and videos about virtually all things cycling. Following on from last weekend’s “glove hand brake” this video really caught my attention. How to get home if you puncture and don’t have patches, spare tubes or a $5 note. … More No tube? No problem.
Fellow Carbon Addict, Danny M, emailed recently with an interesting thought he had whilst watching a club member of his changing a tube by the side of the road. What if by some quirk of fate cars were not invented and bikes were the main and most popular form of transport – do you think … More Breakdown service for bikes?
I’ve just finished a rather sensational weekend’s riding in and around Mt Donna Buang and Lake Mountain, roughly an hour and a half’s drive north-east of Melbourne. Organised by RIDE Cycling Review, supported by Jaguar Australia and expertly run by Dan and Jason at Soigneur, it will take some time to wipe the smile from … More Why every cyclist needs a Ken in their life
Sure, not everyone is prepared to say it. But I’d bet all of Wiggo’s pay packet that out on those long, fast group rides, 90% of us are often thinking it. Thank heavens for punctures. Far from being a harbinger of bad luck, the experienced road cyclist knows they’re actually a gift from the cycling … More The pleasure of punctures
Apologies to anyone reading this who isn’t an avid cyclist. The next few paragraphs may seem like comedy to you, but I assure you it’s not. You see, I want to explore the rather profound relationship between a rider and their bicycle. These days I’m not too embarrassed to say my CLX is an extension … More A cyclist’s best friend
I’m all for extracting full value from your cycling dollars, but the owner of these tyres must be (a) tight as, or (b) stupid as.
So, clearly Macgyver rides a bike.